Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
There are two things that you might consider worthwhile if you are taking up Reiki training for the first time, or picking it up again after a bit of a break..
1. Use it.
Reiki needs to be used. Sounds simple. But, getting a daily spiritual practise happening is one of the hardest things you will probably ever do. I used to live in a Buddhist center and was briefly on the center’s organizing committee.. and the joke used to be that even changing a light bulb can be an impossible task.. because when great benefit can come from a task, even a simple one like changing a light bulb, or giving yourself 10 minutes of Reiki everyday, it can be extremely hard to execute. So, a tip.. send Reiki to everything that would be considered an block to your goal of “doing” Reiki everyday. Whether that is no time, or too much time, or laziness, or tiredness, or whatever..
2. Dont quit.
No-one can do it for you. No-one is actually going to support you very much, either. And, if they do.. make sure you recognize the value of that person.
Reiki is about healing.
If you think you are all healed. Then maybe you should be focussing your healing on that mis-conception. This is not meant to be depressing. Because, truthfully, if you give yourself Reiki everyday for 5 years, you will likely be the brightest star in the sky around you.. but, the reality is that many people are not looking for growth, at least not on the surface.. and most people are scared of challenging the status quo, or being challenged themselves by seeing some-one grow (up). Don’t rely, emotionally, on anyone else’s feedback to keep going.. that is not the most stable way to stay with your practise. Develop your own inner guide, and passion.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Reiki (霊気 or レイキ ?, IPA: /ˈreɪkiː/) is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Mikao Usui. After three weeks of fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama, in Japan, Usui claimed to receive the ability of "healing without energy depletion". A portion of the practice, tenohira or palm healing, is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Tenohira is a technique whereby practitioners believe they are moving "healing energy" (a form of ki) through the palms.
Reiki teachings claim that there is an inexhaustible, universal "life force" spiritual energy, that can be used to induce a healing effect. Believers say that anyone can gain access to this energy by means of an attunement process carried out by a Reiki Master. Claims for such energy have no known theoretical or biophysical basis.
Reiki is described by adherents as a holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The belief is that the energy will flow through the practitioner's hands whenever the hands are placed on, or held near a potential recipient, who can be clothed. Some teachings stress the importance of the practitioner's intention or presence in this process, while others claim that the energy is drawn by the recipient's injury to activate or enhance the natural healing processes. Going further, the belief is that the energy is "intelligent", making diagnosis unnecessary.
A second level of training, including another initiation, is said to equip the practitioner to perform Reiki treatments from a distance. This method, it is stated, involves the use of special symbols to form a temporary connection between the practitioner and the recipient, regardless of location, and then to send the Reiki energy. Techniques are also taught whereby Reiki can be sent to a specific point in time, either in the past or the future.